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Extension Specialist - Program Development and Evaluation

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If you are invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degree's obtained. Copies will not be accepted. You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. NCA&T does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@ncat.edu.

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

This position will be located on the campus of N.C. A&T State University.

Provides educational leadership state-wide for the Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Extension program planning, implementation, evaluation, and the management of the accountability process for its research based, integrative statewide programs to better meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Provides guidance and training for Extension County and Campus based Program staff in developing and administering program planning, implementation, assessment, and reporting strategies and techniques, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina A&T Cooperative Extension Program. This position is also responsible for reporting program impacts and results to relevant stakeholder groups.

The Program Development and Evaluation Specialist 1) works with North Carolina State University’s program and organizational development leader, program evaluation state leader, and evaluation and accountability coordinator to ensure that the state’s Evaluation and Reporting System (ERS) reflects the needs of NC A&T’s Cooperative Extension Program; 2) provides leadership and collaboration with appropriate administrators, program leaders and others in the development of program accomplishment materials to be provided to policy makers and other special audiences; 3) develops educational materials and training opportunities focusing on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and accomplishment reporting, strategies for campus-based and county level Extension staff; and 4) develops, in conjunction with the Cooperative Extension Program management team and the Agricultural Research Program staff, strategies and procedures for program evaluation and accountability efforts that meet local, state and federal accountability and reporting requirements.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an educational outreach organization within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension at A&T provides researched-based educational information, programming and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences that address a diverse range of issues in four programmatic areas – Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Rural Development, and 4-H Youth Development. Together with its partners – North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. In addition to campus operations, The Cooperative Extension Program has professionally staffed offices in almost half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation. For additional information, please visit (http://www.ncat.edu).

Minimum Requirements

- Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited university in a field related to the duties of this position, such as evaluation education, measurement, adult education, psychology, agricultural education, or extension education.
- Demonstrated skills in program evaluation and social science research methodology.
- Experience with quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques.
- Demonstrated skills in the use of computers, including internet, word processing, spreadsheets and database management programs.
- Experience with statistical analysis and various statistical software.
- Teaching and training experience in formal and/or non-formal educational settings.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

In addition to the Ph.D., three or more years of professional experience in Cooperative – - – Extension or educational program evaluation.
- Experience planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating educational programs.
- Ability to interact and gain support from constituencies outside the university such as business and industry, state and federal agencies and non-profit and private foundations.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Specialist - Program Development and Evaluation
Position Number 008851
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE
If Time Limited, Appointment Length

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0426
Open Date 01/12/2017
Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled
Open Until Filled Yes
Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search 02/13/2017
Date Position Available March 2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

If you are invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degree’s obtained. Copies will not be accepted.

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

NCA&T does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@ncat.edu.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  7. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  8. Terminal Degree - Copy of transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)